Category Archives: Foraged

Making maple syrup

I love maple syrup.  Living in the mountains of western North Carolina, I see lots of red maple trees but have yet to find a group of sugar maple trees.  I always  “knew” that sugar maple sap is the ingredient … Continue reading

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Chickweed harvest

I found some incredible patches of fresh Common chickweed and celebrated by making chickweed pesto.  The pesto is a blend of olive oil, garlic, sunflower seeds and parmesan cheese — with the chickweed.  Mmmmm . . .

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Green smoothie — on the wild side

This is so cool . . .  I have been reading about adding foraged greens to a blended drink.  So I tried it out.  I found a nicely sized bittercress plant in the yard.  After picking the plant and removing … Continue reading

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“Wild” green salad

I’ve been enjoying some fresh salad greens for a couple months — despite the cold wintery weather.  Gradually I am learning which “weeds” are actually edible in a salad.  So . . . with the addition of chickweed, sheep sorrel, … Continue reading

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